Moving to Orlando Guide

O-Town, The City Beautiful, Theme Park Capital of the World: whatever you call Orlando, calling it home means being a resident of one of the prettiest cities in Florida. Whether you're moving to Orlando for a new job at Disney, retiring in an apartment community, starting at a Florida college, or you simply want to take advantage of the city's year-round beautiful weather, you'll love living in Orlando.

Before you find an apartment in Orlando, learn more about your home-to-be so you can settle in and start enjoying your new city with ease.

Compare Orlando Communities and Choose a Neighborhood

Moving to Orlando, but not sure where to live? Start by using a community information tool that will let you compare locations' cost of living, schools, crime rates, and more. With more than 115 neighborhoods in the city of Orlando, anyone can find an apartment community that's right for their needs.

Getting Around Orlando

Orlando is a car-dependent city. Out of 100, it receives a Walk Score of 39, a Bike Score of 53, and a Transit Score of 33. The most foot traffic-friendly neighborhoods include South Eola, the Central Business District, and Thornton Park. Cyclists who are looking for an Orlando apartment should consider Callahan, East Central Park, and Colonialtown South. Orlando public transportation is provided primarily by LYNX, which has 77 local routes that serve Seminole, Osceola, and Orange counties, plus small parts of Polk and Lake counties. If you're a UFC student in Orlando, you can also check out KnightLYNX, which provides safe Friday and Saturday evening service around the campus and downtown Orlando.

What to Do for Fun in Orlando

Orlando tourists and residents alike can enjoy the amusement parks of the Theme Park Capital of the World. The top parks include Universal Studios Florida, Legoland Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, and Walt Disney World's 6 famous parks.

For those who want to enjoy the beautiful Orlando weather and scenery, there are more than 40 green spaces in Orlando that include everything from picnic areas to playgrounds to waterside trails. To visit one, just find a park near you.

Cultural events in Orlando can be found far and wide at the Amway Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Florida Citrus Bowl, Tinker Field, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Mennello Museum, and more. The city also hosts festivals that include the Orlando International Fringe Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, and Magical Dining Month. Check out the Visit Orlando events page to find upcoming events near you.

Start Exploring Orlando Now!

Want to know more? For an Orlando, Florida map with the best apartments, top attractions, and popular restaurants, check out our Best of Orlando City Guide!

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